FORGET stiff, crunchy hairspray of the past (basically every photo from the 80s tells that story), new formulas are now crushing it – and won’t leave you with the dreaded helmet hair.
The best hairsprays now offer lightweight, flexible hold that keeps your locks in place but allow for movement and a natural-looking finish.
And, while we all want our hairspray to keep our ‘dos looking fabulous, they now provide so many more barnet benefits too, from adding luminous shine to conditioning with nourishing oils and vitamins, and protecting against heat styling.
Whether you’re looking for hairspray to take your hair from fine-to-full, add volume, enhance curls, or fight frizz, we’ve got you covered.
And, of course, sometimes you just want super-strength spray to hold that special-occasion style in place all day long.
Read on for the best hairsprays to keep you and your mane in head-turning hold from day-to-night.
1. Best hairspray for all hair types
- Moroccanoil Luminous Medium Hold Hair Spray 330ml, £17.25 from Look Fantastic – buy here
Weightless, non-sticky and smelling delicious, this heaven-scent hairspray is a total crowd-pleaser.
Not only does it hold your hair in place, keep it well-fragranced, and silky-smooth, it also conditions locks with antioxidant-rich argan oil while protecting and nourishing it with vitamins and UV-blockers.
On the pricier side but you won’t be disappointed. It’s natural-looking, lightweight and lovely.
2. Best drugstore hairspray
- Superdrug Hairspray Extra Firm Hold 450ml, £1.99 from Superdrug – buy here
High-quality and low-price can go hand-in-hand, and Superdrug’s own range of hairspray is a great example.
The spray is micro-fine and non-sticky but delivers long-lasting hold for all hair types.
What’s more, you get a lot of bang for your buck with a 450ml bottle for under two quid. Bargain. The fact it’s vegan-friendly too is another added bonus. We’re firm fans.
3. Best hairspray for curls
- Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancing Hairspray 200ml, £19.00 from Look Fantastic – buy here
Pump up your curl power with a wave-enhancing hairspray.
This gorgeous Aveda number gives your daily citrus-hit with refreshing notes of organic lime, lemon bergamot, and orange.
Wheat protein and organic aloe, meanwhile, blend together to create a curl-control spray that keeps your locks in place and simultaneously boosted. Perfect for naturally curly hair or to enhance heat-styled hairdos.
4. Best hairspray for fine hair
- JASON Thin to Thick Extra Volume Hair Spray 237ml, £8.49 from Look Fantastic – buy here
Take your thin, fragile hair to full and fabulous with this mane-maximising spray.
The all-natural no-nasties formula (that’s you, parabens and sulphates) lifts, amplifies and holds your hair while also protecting against damaging UV rays.
Its flexible finish means hair won’t become brittle with continued use, making it perfect for weaker strands.
5. Best hairspray for volume
- Big Spray & Play Harder Volumising Hairspray 300ml, £14.95 from Beauty Bay – buy here
Get some va-va-volume in your mane with a boosting hairspray for larger locks.
This barnet-booster lifts, adds volume and holds, all while protecting your hair against damaging UV rays at the same time.
Firm but flexible, it’s a surefire winner for all hair types and anyone that wants next-level locks.
6. Best hairspray for frizz
- Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield 60ml, £10 from Look Fantastic – buy here
Is your hair often held hostage by humidity? You need a frizz-fighting finishing hairspray.
This is a fantastic spray that combats those pesky flyaways while also delivering heat protection up to 230-degrees.
Just mist through dry hair for a smooth, sleek finish.
7. Best hairspray for a strong hold
- Percy & Reed Surprisingly Strong Extra Hold Hairspray 250ml, £12.50 from Look Fantastic – buy here
If you’ve spent the best part of two hours on a fabulous hairdo you don’t want it falling flat at the first hurdle.
Cue an extra-strength hairspray that will ensure your barnet doesn’t budge for hours.
This super-strong hairspray provides stay-all-day hold without being stiff, helps control frizz and flyaways, and also gives a reflective shine. The wonder stuff or what?
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